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Saving Detroit from Capitalism and the State

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“The story of land in Detroit is the story of people re-imaging productive, compassionate communities. The land, poisoned and abused by industrial capital for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, holds the relics of mass production. As technologies advanced and capital became more mobile, Detroit and its people were abandoned. Yet within this devastation, [...]

The Winter We Danced: a new book on Idle No More!

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Winter We Danced is a brand-new collection of writing on the Idle No More movement. We at AK Press Distro have been anxiously awaiting getting this new book from our friends at Arbeiter Ring Publishing, ever since we first heard about it. And we weren’t the only ones—we’ve been fielding lots of calls and [...]

“Ecology, Ethics, Anarchism.” Javier Sethness-Castro interviews Noam Chomsky

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Javier Sethness-Castro, author of Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe, conducted a lengthy and pretty fascinating interview with Noam Chomsky on the ongoing environmental crisis, its capitalist causes, and what anarchism might contribute to a solution. We’ve included an excerpt below. You can read the whole interview on truth-out.org, or watch it in glorious living [...]

Anarcho-syndicalism for South African unions today? A talk by Lucien van der Walt

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Speech to Metalworkers: Anarcho-Syndicalism for South African Unions Today? Lucien van der Walt This is an abridged transcript of Lucien van der Walt’s discussion at National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Political School. The school was held on the theme of “The Political Role of Trade Unions in the Struggle for Socialism” in [...]

Abolish Prisons! An interview with Isaac Ontiveros.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

“We don’t see the prison-industrial complex as broken; we see it working very, very well at surveilling, policing, imprisoning, and killing exactly who it targets.” Former AK Press collective member and current communications director of Critical Resistance, Isaac Ontiveros, gave a brilliant interview to Vice magazine recently. Read it and learn why abolition is the [...]

David Solnit on the WTO in Bali and the Fourteen Year Anniversary of the “Battle of Seattle”

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

David Solnit takes a moment to reflect on the fourteen year anniversary of the collapse of the WTO meetings in Seattle, Wa as talks in Bali end in an impasse. David and his sister Rebecca are authors of The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle, published by AK Press. Follow the link [...]

Send Books to Grand Jury Resistor Jerry Koch!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

As of the time of writing this, anarchist grand jury resistor Jerry Koch has been incarcerated for more than a month and ten days, just for refusing to collaborate with the State. If you aren’t familiar with grand juries or with Jerry’s case, you can read more at jerryresists.net. AK Press stands in solidarity with [...]

A Punk Writer: Vijay Prashad remembers Alexander Cockburn

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

(This essay originally appeared on Frontline: http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20120907291709500.htm) The whole thing is a blur to me. It was sometime in 1985 or 1986, a warm night, when a band member from either Black Flag or the Circle Jerks told me about Alexander Cockburn. We were standing in one of the side alleys near Los Angeles’ Roxy [...]

AK Author Cindy Milstein on the Maple Spring

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Our friend and author Cindy Milstein has been spending quite a bit of time in Montreal recently and has been thoughtfully blogging about the Maple Spring. A Little Bit of Direct Democracy (for Now), Montreal, Day 55 The past two days, I finally got my first chance to check out self-governance in Montreal: a neighborhood [...]

Vijay Prashad on NPR’s Weekend Edition!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Vijay Prashad, author of our new Arab Spring, Libyan Winter joined the hosts of National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition last Sunday to discuss NATO, and contextualize the counter-protests in Chicago over the weekend. Speaking in response to Ivo Daalder, current US ambassador to NATO, Prashad questioned NATO’s efficacy and suggested that it’s time for the [...]

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